The small town of East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to slightly less than 2,000 people. Children under 5 account for a higher percentage of the population here (12%) than nationally (6%), making it a great place to raise a family, while young adults feature less prominently in the demographics. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just under 33, is decidedly younger than most cities in Pennsylvania. Just 27% of residents are homeowners in East Pittsburgh, as renting is more common in the town. The trend is driven in part by a relatively reasonable average rent of $595 per month, which is $322 less than the state average.
Many East Pittsburgh residents work in one of two industries: healthcare and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 22% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's workers are in sales, as 9% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. East Pittsburgh workers take home an average annual income of just over $30K, about $33,000 less than those elsewhere in the state. East Pittsburgh's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average, East Pittsburgh has a large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who possess a high school degree or GED (31%). In addition, 6% have a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.
Averaging about 34 minutes, East Pittsburgh's commute time is longer than the state average of about 28 minutes. Many residents (28%) drive their car to work, while public transit is used by just 12% of the town. Relatively few residents walk to work.
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